Tag Archives: Musical

This Ain’t No Disco

The lanky man in the blonde wig has the right idea. The lights in the club are suitably dim, but he keeps his sunglasses on for almost his entire time onstage. Audience members at This Ain’t No Disco, the sprawling … Continue reading


On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

There’s a reason why some shows have never succeeded. As much as fans might love them in spite of – or because of – their flaws, their creators simply cannot make them work. And, despite devoted efforts, the much beloved, … Continue reading


Desperate Measures

How does one take a noted problem play by Shakespeare filled with abuses of political power and flagrant inequality between the sexes and somehow transform it into a two-hour musical comedy that, despite the aforementioned problems, is utterly zany, ridiculously … Continue reading


Dear Evan Hansen

  “Be yourself.” It sounds simple, but this suggestion is anything but, especially in Dear Evan Hansen, the astonishingly moving new musical at the Music Box Theater on Broadway. This new and, even more astonishingly, completely original musical that wasn’t … Continue reading


Holiday Inn

It’s early in the year to blame a weight gain on the holidays, but after seeing Holiday Inn, the new Irving Berlin musical at Studio 54, I was afraid to step on the scale for fear some of the sweetness … Continue reading


Tuck Everlasting

  There’s nothing quite like being surprised at the theater, and I most assuredly was when I saw Tuck Everlasting, the new musical adaptation of Natalie Babbitt’s popular children’s book about a family that, after drinking water from a stream, … Continue reading


Cuff Me: The Fifty Shades of Grey Musical Parody

It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of the Fifty Shades of Grey book series. Having read all three, I wrote a blog post sharing my opinions on the relationship in the book – which I consider to be … Continue reading


Pippin

I knew I was in for a treat from the first moment of Pippin, when a sexy silhouette of a certain pair of hands appeared, along with a sultry invitation to, “join us.” The revival of this musical, currently in … Continue reading


Kinky Boots

A little spring may be in your step after seeing Kinky Boots, the musical adaptation of the 2005 movie currently in performances at the Al Hirschfeld Theater. With a book by Harvey Fierstein and music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, … Continue reading


“Fifty Shades of Grey” Musical To Play Off-Broadway! I Gasp.

I think we all knew that a Fifty Shades of Grey musical was inevitable. Thank goodness the one that will premiere at the Gramercy Theater in New York is a satire. I am not a fan of the Fifty Shades … Continue reading